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Ncltiortal Electrical Code (NEC), Code-Making Panel 17 Meetings to discuss proposals to revise the 2008 NEC.

DATE OF MEETING: PLACE OF MEETING: LOG ENTRY SOURCE: DATE OF LOG ENTRY:

November 28- December 1,2006 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach, California Andrew Trotta, ESEE January 10,2006 Andrew Trotta, ESEE Doug Lee, ESEE

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COMMISSION ATTENDEES :

NON-COMMISSIOIY ATTENDEES : Don Jhonson, Interior Electric, CMP-17 Chair, representing National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Lee Richardson, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) staff liaison Thomas Blewitt, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Richard Cripps, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Paul Crivell, Camp, Dressers & McKee, rep. Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Bruce Hirsch, Baltimore Gas & Electric, rep. Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Bob Milatovitch, Clark County Building Department, rep. International Association of Electrical h~spectors (IAEI) Jurgen Pannock, Whirlpool Corporation, rep. Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (AM) Marcos R'amirez, Hatfield-Reynolds Electric Company, rep. Independent Electrical Contractors (EC) Brian Rock, Hubbell, rep. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Ronald Schapp, Intertek Testing Services Kenneth Shell, Tyco Thermal Controls, rep. Copper Development Association (CDA) Randy Yasenchak, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 607, rep. IBEW Dennis Baker, Springs & Sons Electrical Contractors, alternate rep IEC Aaron Chase, Leviton, alt. rep. NEMA James Maldonado, City of Tempe, alt. rep. IAEI Wayne Morris, AHAM, alt. rep. Brian Myers, IBEW Local Union 98, alt. rep. IBEW Gary Siggins, UL, a1t. rep. Coates Heater Co., alt. rep National Pool and Spas Institute Robert Wisenb~~rg, And others

SUMMARY OF NIEETIIYG: Code-making Panel 17 (CMP-17) met to consider public comments that were made on the actions taken by CMP-17 when they met in January 2006 to discuss revisions proposed for inclusion in the 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code. The panel discussed and acted on 114 comments, voting to reject 41 and accept (including accepting the comment in its entirety, in part, in principle or in principle in part) 73 comments. Voting at the meeting is provisional. Final voting by panel members on the proposed panel actions on the comments is conducted by letter ballot; CPSC staff are nonvoting members of the panel. The final disposition of all 114 comments will be published separately by NFPA. CMP-17's responsibilities include NEC sections 422,424, 426,427, 680 and 682, which cover appliances, fixed electric space-heating equipment, fixed outdoor electric deicing and snow-melting equipment, fixed electric heating equipment for pipelines and vessels, and electric installations and equipment used near and in conjunction with swimming pools, fountains and similar installations and with natirral and artificially-made bodies of water. Significant discussion topics included proposed requirements for leakage current detection interruption deviceslarc-fault circuit interruption (LCDYAFCI) devices to be integral to the power supply cords of heaters and fans, proposed requirements for ground-fault circuit interrupter protection requirements for circuits supplying permanently-connected swimming pool pumps for in-ground pools (at the request of the panel chairman, 1986 through 2006 incident data on swinlnling pool eiectric shocks was provided from CPSC Injury or Potential Injury Incident, In-depth Investigation, Death Certificate and National Electronic Injury Surveillance System databases) and requirements for bonding of pool water. The panel preliminarily voted to reject LCDYAFCI devices for fan and heater cords and GFCI protection for permanently-connected swimming pool pumps.

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